No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse falls 17-16 to No. 3 Boston College in the NCAA Semifinals

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On Friday, May 27th, the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins lost a tough fight to the No.3 Boston College Eagles in the NCAA semifinals in Baltimore. 

The Terps battled to the end, but the Eagles’ four unanswered goals led them to victory. 

The Eagles set the tone early scoring in the first seven minutes. Sophomore Libby May answers quickly, to tie the game at one. Both teams traded another goal in the first quarter with another goal by May advancing the score to 2-2 at the end of the first.

Midway through the second, the Eagles took the lead scoring back-to-back goals, but the Terps clapped back adding 4 points to the board taking the 7-6 lead going into the half. 

Sophomore Eloise Clevenger scored a backhand scoop to finish the four-goal run that put the Terps on top at the end of the second. 

Graduate student Aurora Cordingley scored her-team best 67th goal of the season early into the second half for the Terps. 

Freshman Jordyn Lipkin scores the tenth goal for the Terps diving into the crease, with 7:09 left in the third. 95

At 2:51 left in the third, May puts up her third goal of the evening for a hattrick.

“Maryland gave us literally everything we could handle”

-Boston College Coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein

Both teams exchanged eight goals in the third with a score of 11-10 for Maryland at the end of the quarter. 

Early in the fourth, junior Hannah Leubecker and Clevenger advanced the lead to 13-10. 

The Terps took the 16-13 lead with seven minutes left. But the Eagles weren’t finished, putting up three consecutive goals with just over three minutes left tying the game 16-16.

With 18 seconds remaining, Cassidy Weeks scored the game-winner for Boston College advancing the Eagles to the National Championship. 

The Terps’ season concludes at 19-2, earning both the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Championships.

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